Houston Astros vs Washington Nationals Prediction, Pick and Preview, May 15 (5/15): MLB
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- May 15, 2022, 4:04:19 AM
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|Time||1:35 p.m. EST|
|Astros money line||-200|
|Astros run line||-1.5 (-125)|
|Nationals money line||+165|
|Nationals run line||+1.5 (+105)|
|Over / under||8|
|Houston Astros||Washington Nationals|
|Road / home record||13-8||5-14|
|Last 10 record||9-1||4-6|
|Over / under record||10-24||16-17-2|
|Runs / game||4.15||4.03|
|Runs allowed / game||2.97||5.06|
The Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals will play the 3rd game of the series at the Nationals Park on Sunday. The Nationals beat the Astros on Saturday 13-6 to tie the series.
The Astros get here with a 22-12 record and have won 9 of their last 10 games. The team is averaging 4.15 runs per game and are allowing 2.97 runs. Alex Bregman has 5 home runs and 21 RBI. Michael Brantley is batting for .277 avg and Yordan Alvarez has 11 home runs.
Javier allowed 7 runs in 8 hits while striking out five in 3.2 innings in the loss against the Nats.
Probable Pitcher: Justin Verlander (4-1, 1.55 ERA)
Verlander will be on the mound in the 3rd game of the series for the Astros. Verlander earned the win Tuesday after pitching eight scoreless innings, surrendering one hit and two walks while striking out five versus the Twins.
The Nationals get here with a 12-23 record and have lost 7 of their last 10 games. The team is averaging 4 runs per game but allowing 5 runs. Josh Bell has a batting average of .336, 4 home runs and 21 RBI. Juan Soto leads the team in home runs with 8.
Josiah Gray leads the team with 4 wins and 39 strikeouts and a 4.34 ERA.
Patrick Corbin (0-5, 6.06 ERA) will start for the Nats in the 3rd game of the series. Corbin didn't factor into the decision in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Mets, giving up three hits and four walks over five scoreless innings. He struck out five. Corbin has looked much better over his last three starts with a 2.37 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 16:6 K:BB through 19 innings, but his poor 19.9 percent strikeout rate and career-worst 10.9 percent walk rate on the season indicate how thin his margin for error can be.
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Houston's last 19 games.
Houston are 11-1 SU in their last 12 games.
Washington are 2-11 SU in their last 13 games at home.
Washington are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games when playing at home against Houston.
The Astros were pounded by the Nats on Saturday game but they are still hot on offense and have won 11 of their last 12 games while the Nationals have lost 11 of their last 13 games at home. The Nats have lost all games when Corbin has started this season. Take the Astros.
PICK: Astros -1.5 (-125)
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